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    Default Dumb Florida Laws

    With laws dating back hundreds of years, you're bound to find some VERY odd ones that make you wonder what EXACTLY happened requiring the need for these laws. Here are some that I've found that may help you plan a trip (and avoid a brief jail-time stint a la Paris Hilton)!

    I have to say, although these are real, these laws are amongst the dumbest things I've EVER heard...

    The Dumbest Laws in the State of Florida

    1)For starters, I know that Miami Beach and the surrounding areas can be a tad expensive, but it should go without saying that It is illegal to sell your children.

    2)As long as we're talking about Miami Beach, since parking is rather scarce, I thought it helpful to advise that If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.** I wonder if that has to do with Rosie the Elephant?

    3)Miami Beach, being the eclectic fashion mecca that it is, does not really enforce the Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown law.

    4)Along similar lines, topless sunbathing and/or swimming is allowed on Miami Beach. However, if it's your wife's "gals" that are exposed, please be advised that You may not kiss your wife's breasts. Incidentally, No one may bring a pig with them to the beach.


    5)While getting around from destination to destination, please know that Skateboarding is not allowed at any police station and It is illegal to skateboard without a license.

    6)Ladies: while at the hotel getting your hair done, make sure to bring your energy drink as Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon owner.

    7)It may also help to know that while it's definitely a natural body function, You may not fart in a public place after 6 P.

    8)Should you visit the City of Miami, please be aware that it is forbidden to imitate an animal.

    9)I shouldn't have to remind anyone of this either but just in case, Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal.

    10)Sticking to the sex theme, ias per Florida sex law: If you're a single, divorced, or widowed woman, you can't parachute on Sunday afternoons.

    11) Similarly, in Key West, Chickens are considered a 'protected species'....That's why Conch is so popular!


    I kid you not folks. These are real Florida laws! Plan accordingly.


    Feel free to add any other 'dumb' laws you've heard of (where ever it may be)

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    Shamelessly copied and pasted from an email I received.

    Alabama

    * It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.
    * Dominoes may not be played on Sunday.
    * It is illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.



    California

    * Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses.
    * Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
    * Bathhouses are against the law. [Get the full text of this law.]
    * It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.
    * Women may not drive in a house coat.



    Florida

    * Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon owner.
    * A special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting on Sunday or she shall risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.
    * If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
    * It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit.
    * Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.
    * Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal.
    * It is illegal to skateboard without a license.
    * When having sex, only the missionary position is legal.



    Kansas

    * Prohibits shooting rabbits from a motorboat.



    Louisiana

    * It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.



    Indiana

    * It is illegal for a liquor store to sell cold soft drinks.
    * Liquor stores may not sell milk.



    Michigan

    * You may not swear in front of women and children in the state of Michigan.



    Nebraska

    * It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup.



    New York

    * A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. This old law specifically prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking "at a woman in that way." A second conviction for a crime of this magnitude calls for the violating male to be forced to wear a "pair of horse-blinders" wherever and whenever he goes outside for a stroll.
    * It is against the law to throw a ball at someone's head for fun.
    * A license must be purchased before hanging clothes on a clothesline.
    * The penalty for jumping off a building is death.



    North Dakota

    * Beer and pretzels can't be served at the same time in any bar or restaurant.
    * It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.



    Ohio

    * It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday.
    * It is illegal to get a fish drunk.



    Pennsylvania

    * A person is not eligible to become Governor if he/she has participated in a duel.



    Texas

    * It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.
    * It is illegal to drive without windshield wipers. You don't need a windshield, but you must have the wipers.
    * It is illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.
    * It is illegal to milk another person's cow.
    * A recently passed anticrime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.
    * The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home.



    Wisconsin

    * You must manually flush all urinals in a building.
    * Butter substitutes are not allowed to be served in state prisons.

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    5)While getting around from destination to destination, please know that Skateboarding is not allowed at any police station and It is illegal to skateboard without a license.
    LOL. Where do I get a skateboard license?

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    So it didn't happen here but since, technically, it's illegal to pass gas after 6 pm, I figured I could stick this nonsense in here.

    Guess that guy got himself in a bit of a stink.

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    Wow. Guess all the "girls" doing shows over at Cameo are going to have to find some straps.

    I actually went over these in class last week ironically enough. Funyn stuff.

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    It's illegal in FL for unmarried couples to live together:

    798.02 Lewd and lascivious behavior.

    If any man and woman, not being married to each other, lewdly and lasciviously associate and cohabit together, or if any man or woman, married or unmarried, engages in open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior, they shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

    It's also illegal to sing in public if you're wearing a swim suit.

    Oral sex is illegal.


    I believe I am due to burn on the chair, then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tere
    It's illegal in FL for unmarried couples to live together:

    798.02 Lewd and lascivious behavior.

    If any man and woman, not being married to each other, lewdly and lasciviously associate and cohabit together, or if any man or woman, married or unmarried, engages in open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior, they shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

    It's also illegal to sing in public if you're wearing a swim suit.

    Oral sex is illegal.


    I believe I am due to burn on the chair, then.
    LOL

    Isn't it illegal to have sex in any position other than the missionary position*?

    *Note: this applies to married couples only. As Tere just showed us, it's illegal for unmarried couples to have relations.

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    Yes, you're right. Only missionary is allowed.

    We're all burning in hell.

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    A brief stroll on the beach after dark will tell you that most people aren't really concerned with the missionary position law.

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    or burning in hell for that matter...

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    Florida
    * It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit.
    Good thing no one pays attention to these... I would've been in a lot of trouble for all those weekends singing Kareoke on the beach when I was a teenager. I'm surprised to see some of the laws people come up with... wasn't there anything better to do at the time?

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